My English Matters was founded by the three of us, Amnah, Azimah and Aisya. We provide resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence, while having a ton of fun doing so!
After growing up in the multi-ethnic district of Manchester, U.K. for almost eight years, we became well-acquainted with the importance of mastering a second language.
We started from the idea to teach Malaysians adults to communicate better in English. Now, after two years, we’ve organised workshops, taught students live and through our online courses and more than 11,000 people have joined our email newsletter to get free English tips and lessons from us every Thursday.
We specialise in teaching English as a second language, English communication, and presentation skills for adults in the working environment.
We provide fun and practical resources and lessons to help Malaysians learn to speak, write and communicate in English with confidence!
Want to know more about us? Keep reading below…
After spending more than six years in marketing for a telecommunications company, Amnah decided to leave the corporate world behind and pursue a freelancing career. She now takes care of business and marketing for My English Matters and is a regular writer of the blog. With 12 years of working experience in business, marketing, freelancing and in the corporate world, she specialises in teaching English communication for adults at the workplace–writing effective emails, speaking in professional situations and building confidence at work and in life. In her free time, she enjoys reading and listening to podcasts on entrepreneurship, personal development and other inspiring content.
Azimah Shurfa has 13 years of teaching experience in public universities, teaching subjects like Public Speaking, English, Linguistics and Drama. She has a Master’s Degree in English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Sciences, majoring in English. She is also a certified trainer in adult learning. In her spare time, she loves to read books and binge on courses on personal growth, communication, teaching practices and productivity. Her ultimate passion is teaching English communication in a practical and fun way.
Aisya Shurfa spent over half a decade in university poring over English literature and falling in love with some of the greatest writers and poets before she decided it was time for her to leave the academic world behind (for now) to create a bit of art of her own. With a degree in English Literature, she has spent the past nine years as a freelancer doing editing, translating and voice-overs for commercials. When she’s not busy working, Aisya, who truly believes in the healing powers of art, can usually be found painting, drawing and sculpting, writing and performing music, and going wherever her passion for the full creative life takes her.
Below are a few testimonials from students of our workshops and training programmes:
“Love [the training]! It helped to build my confidence. I learned techniques that I can apply at my workplace.” – Noor Afira, 33, Communications Executive.
“I love [the training] very much. I feel great having this opportunity. Love! Love! Love!” – Roskhatijah, 36, Post Doctoral.
“It was a really great experience for myself. I’ve enjoyed all the videos sent to my email and that’s what triggered me to join the class. I was hesitant at first whether to join or not, but I believed this class would help me improve my English skills and to be more assertive in my daily communication. Good job and I will definitely join the next session if you have one. :-)” – Roziani Asikin, 31, Accounting Specialist.
“[The training] was beneficial and relevant to my job.” – Siti Nuraisyah, 34, Human Resource Manager.
“It’s a good experience to attend this workshop. I learned a lot and it was useful to me. Please do more classes and I am loving it. :-)” – Amirah Sofia, 26.
“The instructor and management team were very good. Love your good work to help people on communication skills and English matters.” – Nazihah, 32, Town Planner.
“Thanks for the wonderful class. I’ve learned a lot and most importantly, Madam Azimah has showed a simple and fun way to improve my English communication skills in my daily activities. Looking forward to another course.” – Salmi, age 33.
“It’s really helpful and I found the answers that I was looking for. I can’t wait to plan and practice [the teachings]. Hoping I will have the courage to do it.” – Fazlina Najwa, 36, Management Operations Lead.
“Awesome!! I’m so happy I came!!” – Adibah, 36, Teacher.
“Thank you so much. The sessions have built my self-esteem and have taught me how to speak and communicate well with others.” – Azreen, age 29.
“Teacher Azimah, I used to be afraid to speak English. You gave me a stage. I dared to challenge myself. In your speech class, I conquered the fear. Thank you.” – Wang Xia, student from China, age 32.
“You inspire me to be a better person and improve my confidence level. Thank you, Madam!” – Mukminah, age 25.
“Thank you very much. I have learned a lot of great input and I will apply them in my daily life.”- Nurul Husna, age 25.
“Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us. I have learned so much from the workshop.” – Hasfiza, 24.
“Thanks a lot! I’ve learned so much during the sessions and I am really looking forward to joining this kind of programme again.” – Anis Nasuha, 24.